Each Peace Corps Volunteer author’s country and years of service
are noted in the parentheses following his or her name.

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Tunakumbuka (We Remember): Our Time in Tanzania as Peace Corps Volunteers
Harlan Bengtson (Tanzania 1965–67)
PublishAmerica, 2009
Peace Corps memoir

The Peace Corpse: Misadventures in Love and Africa
Andy Christofferson (Tanzania 2002–04)
CreateSpace, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Leopards at My Door: Peace Corps Tanzania, 1966–67
Harriet Hayes Denison (Tanzania 1966–67)
Powell’s Expresso Book, 2013
Peace Corps memoir

The Marble Room: How I Lost God and Found Myself in Africa
Bill Hatcher (Tanazania 1994–96)
Lantern Books, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

Buffaloes by My Bedroom: Tales of Tanganyika
Dennis Herlocker (Tanzania 1964–67)
iUniverse, 2009
Peace Corps memoir

The Basement: A Novel of the Sixties
Sasha Newborn (Tanzania 1963–65)
Mudborn Press; Bandanna Books, 1978
Peace Corps novel

An African Season
Leonard Levitt (Tanzania 1963–65)
Simon & Schuster, 1967; Cape 1968
Peace Corps memoir



Ladyboy and the Volunteer
Susanne  Aspley (Thailand 1989–91 )
Peace Corps Writers, 2014
Peace Corps novel

Peter Blair (Thailand 1975–78)
Autumn House Press, 2009
Peace Corps poetry

Breathing the Same Air: A Peace Corps Romance
Gerry  Christmas (Thailand 1973–76; Western Samoa 1976–78)
Lulu 2015
Peace Corps memoir

Two Years in the Kingdom: The Adventures of an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand
Blaine L. Comeaux (Thailand 1997–99)
iUniverse: Writers Club Press, 2002
Peace Corps memoir

War of Hearts And Minds: An American Memoir
James Jouppi (Thailand 1971–73)
iUniverse, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Land of Smiles
A. A. Maytree (Thailand 1969–72)
iUniverse, 2008
Peace Corps memoir

Footprints in the Mud: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s 40+ Years of Ties to Thailand
by Michael R. MacLeod (Thailand 1964–68)
Third Place Books, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Thai Comic Books: Poems from My Life in Thailand with the Peace Corps: 1967–1969
Burgess Needle (Thailand 1967–69)
Big Table Publishing Company, 2013
Peace Corps poetry

Imprint Thailand
Carol Kim Retka (Thailand 1965–67)
Self–published, 1990
Peace Corps photographs


Blaming Japhy Rider: Memoir of a Dharma Bum Who Survived
by Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D. (Togo 1978)
Balboa Press, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

Intimate Colonialsim: Head, Heart, and Body in West African Development Work
Laura Lopez Charlés (Togo 1999–02)
Left Coast Press, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

Greetings From Jungleland
Michael Fortner (Togo 1994–97)
Lulu, 2009
Peace Corps memoir

Bread From the Sky
Maria McCarthy (Togo 1996–98)
Amazon Digital Services (Kindle), 2011
Peace Corps memoir

The Village of Waiting
George Packer (Togo 1982–83)
Vintage/Random House, 1988
Peace Corps memoir


Steve’s Adventure with the Peace Corps: Stories from the Kingdom of Tonga and the United States Peace Corps
Steve Hunsicker (Tonga)
Amazon Kindle
Peace Corps memoir

Night Blind
Janice M. Worth–Nelson (Tonga 1976–78)
Peace Corps novel


The Measure of A Dream: A Peace Corps Story
Lora Parisien Begin
Peace Corps Writers, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

A Witness in Tunis
Phil Jones (Tunisia 1966–68)
Booksurge, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Keeper of the Moon: A Southern Boyhood
Tim McLaurin (Tunisia 1978–80)
W. W. Norton, 1991; Anchor Books, 1992; Down Home Press, 1998
Peace Corps memoir


Deeply Held Dreams and Memories
Harlan R. Green (Turkey 1964–66)
Self-published, 2002
Peace Corps memoir

Village in the Meadows
Malcolm Pfunder (Turkey 1965–67)
Çitlembik/Nettleberry Publications, 2007
Peace Corps memoir


Chai Budesh? Anyone for Tea?: A Peace Corps Memoir of Turkmenistan
Joan Heron (Turkmenistan 1995–97)
PublishAmerica, 2008
Peace Corps memoir

Joe and Azat
Jesse Lonergan (Turkmenistan 2005–07)
NBM, 2009
Peace Corps graphic novel